Best of 2012: Editor's Choice- Best feel good doctors for your feet

2012-05-20T00:00:00Z Best of 2012: Editor's Choice- Best feel good doctors for your feet nwitimes.com
May 20, 2012 12:00 am

Friendly Foot Care

In this ever hectic world we live in, it's often easy to find a way to live with pain. Whether it's the hassle of making a doctor's appointment or just the sheer lack of time, we often tend to ignore rather than treat the source of pain, from a headache to a foot ache.

Yet, the talented staff at Friendly Foot Care in Crown Point are focused on making sure that you lead a pain-free life, especially when it comes to your feet. "Some people think foot pain is normal," explains Dr. Michael Nirenberg of Friendly Foot Care. "Foot pain is not normal and pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. If you have pain, you need to see us. Oftentimes, heel, foot or ankle pain can be quickly and easily alleviated. The biggest lament we hear from happy, pain-free patients is ‘I wish I had come in sooner'.

Celebrating their 20th year of providing superb heel, foot and ankle care, Friendly Foot Care is dedicated to putting the needs of each and every one of their patients first."Our philosophy is to try to treat every patient as we would want to be treated," says Dr.Nirenberg, who works daily alongside Dr. Michael Lacey. "We pride ourselves on really getting to know our patients and addressing any special needs or concerns they may have. Getting to know each patient personally creates a warm, caring environment for the patient and it is good medicine."

Not only are they known for their exemplorary ‘patient service', the Friendly Foot Care team also routinely use the most advanced cutting-edge technology to alleviate heel, foot and ankle pain. "We often use hi-tech fiber optic cameras to help lessen arthritis in the ankle or when addressing heel pain," explains Dr. Nirenberg. "We are also one of the only podiatry practices to offer fluoroscopy, which is real-time imaging of the bones of the foot and ankle as they move."

Longtime patients have come to expect respect, compassion and warmth in addition to a thorough and complete medical visit for first time patients. "We take a complete medical history, including blood pressure check,"he says. "By being thorough, we often find problems that many people do not even realize they have, such as diabetes, thyroid problems or other even more serious diseases."

Their dedication to their patients often spills into the community, as the Friendly Foot Care team can often be found volunteering their time and services throughout Northwest Indiana. "This past Christmas we worked with our patients to collect food donations for the Indiana Food Bank and we ended up with over 350 pounds of food for needy people," recalls Dr. Nirenberg. "It was really rewarding, and a lot of fun!"

 

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